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DivideByZeroException Class

The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to divide an integral or decimal value by zero.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.ArithmeticException
        System.DivideByZeroException

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
<SerializableAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Class DivideByZeroException _
	Inherits ArithmeticException

The DivideByZeroException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDivideByZeroExceptionInitializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDivideByZeroException(String)Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class with a specified error message.
Protected methodDivideByZeroException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class with serialized data.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDivideByZeroException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyTargetSiteGets the method that throws the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataWhen overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)

In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Object.GetType.


In Portable Class Library Portable Class Library, this member is inherited from Object.GetType.
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected eventSerializeObjectStateOccurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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Trying to divide an integer or decimal number by zero throws a DivideByZeroException exception. Dividing a floating-point value by zero doesn't throw an exception; it results in positive infinity, negative infinity, or not a number (NaN), according to the rules of IEEE 754 arithmetic. Because the following example uses floating-point division rather than integer division, the operation does not throw a DivideByZeroException exception.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Integer = 3000
      Dim number2 As Integer = 0

      Console.WriteLine(number1/number2)
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       Infinity

For more information, see Single and Double.

The following Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions throw DivideByZeroException:

  • div

  • div.un

  • rem

  • rem.un

DivideByZeroException uses the HRESULT COR_E_DIVIDEBYZERO, which has the value 0x80020012.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of DivideByZeroException, see the DivideByZeroException constructors.

The following example handles a DivideByZeroException exception in integer division.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Integer = 3000
      Dim number2 As Integer = 0
      Try
         Console.WriteLine(number1\number2)
      Catch e As DivideByZeroException
         Console.WriteLine("Division of {0} by zero.", number1)
      End Try 
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       Division of 3000 by zero.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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